DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports)

DK Buffet Week 3: Matchups and Key Stats for the Main Slate

When I’m looking into the DFS slate each week, I like to go game by game and identify players or situations that intrigue me. In every game, on every team, there’s a situation that’s relevant for DFS purposes. Whether it’s for a positive or negative reason, doesn’t matter. It informs us of how we should be attacking each slate. Each week, I’m going to go through that process here and give my view on a player or situation based on what we know so far and what we can expect to see in the future.

Arizona Cardinals

Heading into Week 2, I called for a fade of David Johnson ($7,200) here. Part of me was hoping I was wrong. Week 1 had to be an aberration, right? Rock bottom? Unfortunately, things got even worse for DJ owners against the Rams. On Sunday, he earned two air yards on two targets for a 1.0 aDOT. There may be a shakeup at the quarterback position but I’m not sure that I care all that much until the coaching staff is willing and able to use him properly. Their Pythagorean Expectation, per our Team Splits App, is .3 wins over the course of a 16 game season based on what we’ve seen so far. Even $7,200 seems too expensive for a guy in that offense who only saw 15 opportunities in Week 2.

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